Packed halls at ISM 2016

just-food's pick: Innovation on show at ISM 2016

When ISM, the world's largest confectionery and snack trade fair, closed its doors for 2016 last week around 38,500 visitors had been throug...

Starbucks wants to open around 1,400 stores in China in three years

Foodservice focus: McDonald's/Five Guys/Starbucks

January saw signs McDonald's moves to revitalise its domestic business are gaining traction, Pizza Hut look to boost its own US sales in par...

Unilever has launched Flora Freedom in the UK

Can dairy-free Flora lift Unilever spreads sales?

Unilever launched a dairy-free variant to Flora in the UK, in its latest attempt to lift its sales in a struggling category. But is winning...

Mondelez shares tumbled after FY results and guidance announced

Mondelez results and outlook - 7 things to learn

Mondelez International's shares took a tumble yesterday on the back of its 2015 numbers and its forecasts for 2016 - and were down again tod...

Wal-Mart announced spate of store closures

Talking shop: Wal-Mart overhaul, Lidl's US charge

January brought further evidence of the seismic shifts taking place in the global retail sector. Established retailers have largely responde...

Hain Celestial's US business under pressure

Comment: Hain Celestial cognisant of US challenges

Irwin Simon, the founder, president and CEO of Hain Celestial, often comes across as one of the more forthright chief executives in the US f...


How 2015 olive oil prices in Europe could direct strategy in 2016 1 Feb 16

There was a spike in olive oil prices in stores in a number of western European markets last year on the back of a fall in supply, caused by factors that are still having an impact on production. Jacques Dupré, insight director for IRI in France and Anne Lefranc, the market research group's European marketing director, analyse the data.


Why Lactalis swooped for Romanian dairy Albalact 29 Jan 16

French dairy group Lactalis is expanding in Romania through the acquisition of local dairy Albalact. At first glance, Romania might not seem like the most promising growth market. However, there are signs of modernisation of the dairy sector and dairy consumption is expected to pick up. Katy Askew reports. 

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AccelFoods to invest US$20m in food start-ups

Katy Askew | 10 Feb 16 Managing partner Lauren Jupiter details what AccelFoods is looking for in an investment

US investment firm AccelFoods has established a fund, AccelFoods Fund II, that will invest a total of US$20m in food start-ups. 


Muller mulling new site for deli meats arm Homann

Hannah Abdulla | 10 Feb 16 Muller to expand Homann capacity

German dairy group Muller has confirmed it is planning on expanding production of its deli meats unit Homann.


Bell acquires salad maker Eisberg

Katy Askew | 10 Feb 16 Bell expands in ready-to-eat salads

Swiss meat processor Bell Group is expanding in the produce sector through the acquisition of local convenience salad maker Eisberg Group.

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Real Good Food acquires Chantilly Patisserie 

Perdue Farms expands North Carolina poultry site

Ebro Foods' New World Pasta Co. goes non- GMO

Aryzta's La Brea Bakery goes GMO-free

WWF launches food security platform 

Private-equity firm HKW acquires Panos Brands

Abbott forays into snack bars with Curate launch

Mars extends cage-free egg pledge

Richelieu Foods CEO Tim O'Connor eyes growth in pizza and pourables - interview 9 Feb 16

Dean BestRichelieu manufactures pizza, dressings and sauces

Richelieu Foods, the US private-label supplier backed by private-equity, is expanding production with a new plant to support its growth. Dean Best spoke to Tim O'Connor, the president and CEO of the pizza-to-dressings manufacturer, to discuss the group's plans and how he sees the company's categories developing.


Australia's Weis Bars sets sights on Chinese ice cream market - the bitesize interview 20 Jan 16

Hannah AbdullaJulie Weis, co-owner, Weis Bars

Australia's Weis Bars has built up a presence across much of Asia with its real-fruit based ice cream range and now the Queensland-based company is eyeing the Chinese market. We catch up with co-owner Julie Weis who tells us why Weis Bars is ready for a launch into China and how the company is looking to increase its presence back home.


Why Urban Fresh Foods plumped for Lotus Bakeries' ownership - interview 5 Jan 16

Dean BestBrook: Lotus Bakeries were 'lead choice by long way' for Bear owner Urban Fresh Foods

Urban Fresh Foods, the privately-owned UK firm behind the children's-focused snack brand Bear, said last summer it was looking at ways to expand internationally and suggested it could accept investment. Just before Christmas, the company, set up in 2007, announced it had agreed to a takeover bid from Belgium's Lotus Bakeries. Dean Best speaks to Urban Fresh Foods partner Giles Brook about what the deal means for the business.

What next for TreeHouse and ConAgra?

Katy Askew, just-food editorial team Katy Askew | 2 Feb 16

TreeHouse Foods announced yesterday (2 February) it has completed its acquisition of ConAgra Foods' private-label business in a deal that will go some way to reshaping the US own-label sector.


UK has France and Germany in its sights

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 21 Jan 16

The UK government wants the country's food exports to reach the levels of France and Germany, officials said today (21 January) as a new office set up to drive business overseas was formally unveiled.


UK sets out latest attempt to boost exports

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 20 Jan 16

The UK government has outlined changes to the way it aims to support the country's exporters - including the creation of a new office to help food manufacturers looking to build their presence overseas.

The flurry of commitments on cage-free eggs

The flurry of commitments on cage-free eggs

Companies including Nestle, Mondelez International and Mars have announced pledges on cage-free eggs in recent months.

Lactalis's emerging markets push

Lactalis's emerging markets push

The French giant - the world's number two dairy group by sales - has continued its bid to increase its presence in emerging markets in the early weeks of 2016.

What are the macro risks facing your business?

What are the macro risks facing your business?

The World Economic Forum has published its annual report quantifying and comparing economic, environmental, geopolitical, societal and technological risks. just-food digs into the report and analyses the findings.

Unilever rolls up sleeves for challenging 2016

Unilever rolls up sleeves for challenging 2016

The consumer goods giant believes the year ahead will be tougher than 2015. How does the company plan to tackle the next 12 months?

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